On Our Way to OnStage

Today we leave for OnStage! I have been counting down the days to this trip. I so look forward to these Stampin Up events. They do an incredible job putting on these on. Every little detail is considered – from the themes to the displays to the table decor.

And tonight, I get to attend CentreStage, which is the special recognition dinner for those Demonstrators at Silver Elite and above. This will be my first time attending this event. Thank you to all my wonderful customers and downline who got me to this level. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support. It means so much to me that you selected me to be your Demonstrator.

 While I was not selected to be a Display Stamper this time, I was selected to be part of the check-in committee in the morning. Sounds like a fun job to me. I have to be honest, at first I was disappointed that I wasn’t selected to be a Display stamper again but I really did think I was pushing my luck to be selected three times in a row. Now I’m okay with it. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. It’s a very stressful and demanding responsibility. And perhaps someone knew I didn’t need that added stress in my life right now. My husband and I are on the official countdown with his remaining days at his job. His Company will finish their relocation this  June and we are 60 days from him being unemployed. As you can guess, we’re already up to our eyeballs in stress right now. 

Anyway…back to the fun stuff. Part of any Stampin Up event is swaps. Swaps are what we call the cards that we trade with other Demonstrators. By trading cards with other Demonstrators we can collect samples using stamp sets that we may not own. (No we don’t own every stamp set in the catalog.) And it gives us some new ideas that we may not have thought of. 

This time I joined two different swaps: a birthday card swap and a gift card holder swap. Today I’m sharing the birthday card that I made. I kept this one fairly clean and simple to show off the amazing Celebrations Duo embossing folder. 17-4-4The Celebrations Duo embossing folder makes this gorgeous debossed image on your card. If you’re careful, you can stamp right across the top of it without getting the ink in the debossed portion. I did practice a couple times to get the hang of it. You need to be firm enough that you stamp a clean image but not so hard that you flatten out the debossed portion. Here’s a close-up view of what that looks like. 

It’s a really nice effect on the card. Even with all the flowers stamped across the card, you can still clearly see the “celebrate”. 

I’m looking forward to the big Catalog reveal tomorrow at OnStage. As a Demonstrator, I get to see it before my customers. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us. I love surprises!

Don’t forget that April’s Paper Pumpkin kit will be a special kit designed by our own CEO. But, you must sign up by April 10th to be able to get the April kit. Don’t wait. Click that Paper Pumpkin button on the left and finalize your subscription now. PP_A-Sara-Thing_Demo-Header

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